Harnessing the Therapist Effect in Patient-Centered Mental Health Care Decision Making

@article{Boswell2016HarnessingTT,
  title={Harnessing the Therapist Effect in Patient-Centered Mental Health Care Decision Making},
  author={James F Boswell and Michael J Constantino and David R. Kraus},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={724-728}
}
In this commentary, we address the critical importance of the research literature documenting therapist differences in skill and outcomes. In particular, we focus on the implications of therapist differences for patient-centered decision making, including the matching of patients to specific psychotherapists who have empirically-based track records of positive performance. In addition, we present preliminary results from a grant supported study of patients’ values and preferences regarding the… CONTINUE READING